1997 Kia Sportage A 2.0


I will never buy or recommend to others


The car rpm goes up faster when engaging a gear. The rpm touches 2500 before engaging 3rd gear. The engine raced for a long time, and my poor car is suffering and suffocating.

The power windows failed 6 months after purchase, and I kept repairing them until the warranty expired, and now I have given up repairing them.

Water from the air con leaked into the front passenger's leg area, and I had to send it to the workshop for repair and unclogging of the tubing. Fuel consumption is about 4 km per liter.

The turning radius is bad. To make a u-turn I have to reverse twice. The leather seat covers do not last.

This car is not stable at high speed, especially when cornering.

The appointed service center cannot repair the car professionally.

General Comments:

I like the shape of the car; it attracted me to buy it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th July, 2006